Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
An Appointment Soon
October 27, 2015“Father, if you get me an appointment soon, I will write the favor down.” This was my petition to St. Josemaria at the beginning of last week, though without much conviction. The therapist who always helps me so effectively gave me an appointment for a month’s time... If some patient canceled before then, they would ring me. I hoped that the severe pain I was suffering from would get a bit better, as sometimes happens, but after another sleepless night I made up my mind: either I got an appointment soon, or I would look for another therapist, as I couldn’t go on like that. Before telephoning, I appealed again to St. Josemaria, this time with great fervor. It was eight in the morning, and the therapist answered the call in person. I began to ask if he could fit me in as an emergency, and he interrupted me. “Come at 9 o’clock.” “What? Could you repeat that?” I learned later that another patient had just canceled their appointment and the therapist had been thinking how best to fill the slot when I called. His treatment was timely and effective and afforded me considerable improvement. Now I am fulfilling my promise, with deep gratitude and renewed confidence in St. Josemaria’s intercession.
L. T., Chile
October 27, 2015Thank you, Saint Josemaria, for interceding for my brother Jorge’s life. After a long sickness, the doctors said there was nothing more to be done and he would die. Yet through the intercession of this Saint, he began to get better, and now he is back home. Thank you very much, O Lord, for this huge blessing.
H. K., Mexico
October 22, 2015My daughter was applying to a university in Barcelona to study for a Master’s. She downloaded the novena to Saint Josemaria Escriva from the internet, prayed the prayer, and as she was finishing it, the fax arrived saying she had been accepted. Thank you, Father!
A Job for My Husband
D. P., Costa Rica
October 20, 2015Thanks to Saint Josemaria’s intercession, my husband has found a job. We began praying the Novena for Work together and soon possible jobs began to appear and firm into an employment contract. Personally, I asked St Josemaria to look after my affairs, promising that meanwhile I would dedicate myself generously to his. Suddenly one week, I began to be asked to help in a project in many different ways, and I said yes to all of them. While I was working on that, my husband got his job.
A house for my son
S. E., Germany
October 14, 2015For a long time, my son Michael had been looking for a house that wasn’t too expensive. When he found an old house on offer to the highest bidder, I did a novena to Jesus, the Mother of God, and St Josemaria Escriva, ceaselessly repeating that little prayer. My son was chosen out of 120 applicants to be able to buy the house. I am so grateful for this palpable help from St Josemaria.
V. V., Italy
October 14, 2015One day, wanting to do some sports in Castelgandolfo (Italy), we decided to hire two canoes for an hour on Lake Albano. In order to hire it, we had to provide an identity document, which would be returned when we made payment. I decided to give them my “permesso di soggiorno” (a document certifying that I may live in Italy while studying).
A Friend Gave me the Prayercard
October 8, 2015Because of the situation in my country, my husband and I decided to move to Panama for a while. It was not very hard to find jobs there. But when we then moved to Chile, it was much more difficult to get into the jobs market. I began to work for a family firm. Meanwhile I kept looking for a job that matched my qualifications better, but found nothing, and things began to look somewhat frustrating and discouraging.
I Discovered the Novena
October 8, 2015Five years ago I promised St Josemaria that I would thank him for having found me a job. In 2009 I lost my job and spent the next year trying to get a new job but without success. Then St Josemaria came to my help. By “chance” – God’s providence - I discovered the Novena to St Josemaria and began praying it straight away, and I got a job. I recommended the Novena to a friend who also needed to find a job and she found one after doing the Novena. Last year I decided to change my job and after many unsuccessful attempts I again had recourse to the Novena. After praying to St Josemaria and the Mother of God, a new job fell into my lap – a real “godsend”.
A company that people are happy to work in
T. L., Canada
September 29, 2015We have 8 children. Since November last year I started to pray novenas for work. Every time I finished the 9 days I just repeat the novena prayer cycle for a few months. The company that my husband was working in was really doing badly financially, so we thought my husband should start looking for a new job. I prayed for a more stable job for him. In February he started having interviews. In March he got hired and he is very happy with the company - very close to home, and a company that people are happy to work in.
P. C. T., Brazil
September 29, 2015Thank you for the favor that my daughter got her driving license. I prayed a lot to St. Josemaria for this intention.
My Old Job
J. L., Chile
September 23, 2015Thank you, St Josemaria, for getting me my old job back. I am very happy and hope to keep working there for a long time to come. I beg you to intercede for my children who are unemployed. Thank you, O Lord, for so many blessings.
My Friend Was Unemployed
M. D., Spain
September 23, 2015Once again Saint Josemaria has interceded for us, and a friend who was unemployed has now been working in his new job for several days. It took three novenas back-to-back, bearing in mind that at this time of year there are no jobs on offer in greenhouse gardening, which is where he got his job. His wife says it’s a miracle. He’s very happy. Thank you Saint Josemaria.
On the third day
F. M., Argentina
September 16, 2015I qualified as a lawyer in November 2014 at the age of 23. I had already been working in my father’s legal office for a year. As well as continuing to work with him, I wanted to find another job to be able to help my family and also become more independent. As a result, in March 2015 I began praying a Novena for Work to St Josemaria, asking him especially to find me a job where I could meet new people, develop my abilities, and be of service to others. On the fifth day of praying for St Josemaria’s intercession for a job, with faith and hope, I got a call on my cellphone in the middle of the day, to ask if I would be willing and able to give religion classes in a private school in my town to some boys who were preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. I said yes straight away. I love children, and I was especially happy with the chance to make friends and be a reference point and an example, with all the responsibility that that implies. So the next day I had an interview with the Head of Religious Instruction at the school, and that same day they called me to offer me the job. I am very happy and grateful, and have concluded that St Josemaria wanted me to be in that school too.
I got to know him through a prayer-card
S. M., Spain
September 16, 2015I got to know St Josemaria through a prayer-card that someone gave my parents, and since then I’ve always been interested in him as a person, and in his Work. I live in Cordoba, Spain, and in our parish center there is a relic of St Josemaria and I go there to pray fairly often. My work situation had been quite precarious for the past two years, with part-time contracts as well as maternity leave, when my children were born. Not long ago I found the Novena for Work, and began praying it devoutly. On the third day of the third novena I received a call unexpectedly, offering me a good job with excellent conditions, where I would be able to have a good balance between my job with my family life. This job is undoubtedly in the service of God. I know that St Josemaria interceded for me to get it, and I am enormously grateful to him for the grace received.
List of Contents
- An Appointment Soon
- My Brother
- University Admission
- A Job for My Husband
- A house for my son
- Sports day
- A Friend Gave me the Prayercard
- I Discovered the Novena
- A company that people are happy to work in
- Driving License
- My Old Job
- My Friend Was Unemployed
- On the third day
- I got to know him through a prayer-card
- The Novena for Work
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